Minimum MD or MS in Physiology

Minimum experience of 1 year is required

The tasks a Physiologist, Medical is expected to perform include:

Studying normal functioning of different organs and tissues of the human body

Conducting experiments on suitable animals to study effects of changing physical conditions on vital functions of body such as digestion excretions, genitals, cardiac system, etc.

Studying limits of physical endurance and physiological reactions under extreme environmental conditions due to altitude, temperature, noise, nutrition, etc. using microscope or other instruments

Finding cause and prevention of functional abnormality

Recording and reporting findings and using them as basis for research into related problems

Conducting experiments to solve particular problems relating to human life

Proficient in developing specific health programmes and monitoring adherence to them

Skilled in identifying any ailments and establishing valid causes and effects

Knowledge of various functional systems of human and animal body

Ability to advise patients on areas such as heart rate monitoring, hydration, overtraining, acclimatisation and nutrition

Efficient in producing reports and longitudinal studies

Proficient in keeping up to date with ongoing research and developments in the field of Physiology

Not required

Strong communication skills

Patient predisposition

Excellent analytical ability

Attention to detail

Problem solving skills

It is a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Nurses and other Medical Staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option maybeavailable

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not consideredhazardous

One may develop occupational hazards such asstress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - ?13,000 to ?25,000 per month

For candidates with experience - ?30,000 to ?50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size and Expected Growth of the Indian Health Care Sector

According to a report by India Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian healthcare industry is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020, on the back of increased population growth in India's low income communities.

Large investments by private sector players are likely to contribute significantly to the development of India's hospital industry and the sector is poised to grow to US$ 100 billion by the year 2015 and further to US$ 280 billion by 2020.

Private sector's share in healthcare delivery is expected to increase from 66 per cent in 2005 to 81 per cent by 2015. Private sector's share in hospitals and hospital beds is estimated at 74 per cent and 40 per cent, respectively.

The diagnostic market is the fastest growing segment of India's healthcare industry, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), with the segment forecasted to grow to US$ 17 billion by 2021.

The Indian scenario ischaracterised by rising demand for medical care and related services. A great potential for employment and a strong career for aspiring Physiologists, Medical and other medical practitioners is being recognised nationwide.

Government and private hospitals

Medical colleges

Government and industrial clinics and laboratories


Pharmaceutical research institutes

Cities and towns across India